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2018

Expand Gonzalez De Mexico
Expanded Gonzalez De Mexico to a second manufacturing facility

Expanded Gonzalez De Mexico to a second manufacturing facility

2017

Diverse Supplier of the Year
Awarded Diverse Supplier of the Year by Ford Motor Company

Diverse Supplier of the Year

2015

Bodyside Project
Awarded first Ford bodyside project

Awarded first Ford bodyside project

2011

AS9100
Gonzalez Aerospace achieved AS9100 certification

Gonzalez Aerospace achieved AS9100 certification
Urban Wheel Supplier of the Year
Received Urban Wheel Supplier of the Year award

2011 Urban Wheel Supplier of the Year
Pioneer of the Year Award
Gary Gonzalez received Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Pioneer of the Year award

Gary Gonzalez received Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Pioneer of the Year award
Leo Padilla Award
Received Leo Padilla Award, Ford’s highest award for a diverse entrepreneur

2011 Leo Padilla Award

2010

Patented 4-Click™
Patented 4 Click™ engineering document control system

Patented 4 Click™ engineering document control system

2008

Full Ownership Stake
Gonzalez family acquires full ownership stake in Gonzalez Production Systems

2007

Expand in Mexico
Gonzalez expands, opening Gonzalez De Mexico facility to support our growing aerospace business

Ford Motor Company (ABF) Supplier
Selected as a Ford Motor Company Aligned Business Framework (ABF) supplier (one of only two automation suppliers)

2007 Selected as a Ford Motor Company Aligned Business Framework (ABF) supplier (one of only two automation suppliers)

2005

Proprietary Project Management Website
Created proprietary project management website

Created proprietary project management website

2002

ISO 14001
Gonzalez Production Systems achieved ISO 14001 certification

Gonzalez Production Systems achieved ISO 14001 certification

2001

Gonzalez Production Systems
Gonzalez PICO Systems becomes Gonzalez Production Systems

Gonzalez Production Systems

2000

DaimlerChrysler’s highest-ranking supplier
Named DaimlerChrysler’s highest-ranking supplier within our commodity

2000 - Named DaimlerChrysler’s highest-ranking supplier within our commodity

1999

ISO 9001 & QS-9000
Gonzalez Production Systems achieved ISO 9001 & QS-9000 with TE supplement

ISO 9001 & QS-9000
ISO 9002
Gonzalez Contract Services achieved ISO 9002

1999  Gonzalez Contract Services achieved ISO 9002
Acquire CLEARR Industries
Purchased CLEARR Industries

1999 Purchased CLEARR Industries

1998

Full-Service Supplier to Chrysler
Designated as a full-service supplier to Chrysler

Full-Service Supplier to Chrysler
Developed New Manufacturing Technologies
Developed America’s first aluminum riveting system and the first manufacturing line combining aluminum and steel welding

Full-Service Supplier to Ford Motor Company
Designated as a full-service supplier to Ford Motor Company



998 Designated as a full-service supplier to Ford Motor Company


Established Gonzalez Pico
Gonzalez Design Engineering in partnership with PICO established Gonzalez Pico

Established Gonzalez Pico

1997

1st Aluminum Welding Production
Developed North America’s first aluminum welding production line


1997 - 1st Aluminum Welding Production
Oak Park Facility
Expanded our capacity with the purchase of our Oak Park facility

Oak Park Facility

1996

Hispanic Manufacturing Center
Co-founded Hispanic Manufacturing Center

Co-founded Hispanic Manufacturing Center

1995

Ford Q1 Status
Received Ford’s Q1 status, Ford Motor Company’s highest supplier designation

1995 Ford Q1 Status
Gonzalez Manufacturing Technologies established
Gonzalez Manufacturing Technologies established

1995 Gonzalez Manufacturing Technologies established

1993

GM Supplier of the Year
Gonzalez Design Engineering awarded General Motors Supplier of the Year (1993 - 2000)

GM Supplier of the Year

1988

Gonzalez Contract Services established
Gonzalez Contract Services established

Gonzalez Contract Services established

1986

1st in Barcode Tracking
First company in the automotive tooling industry to use – barcoding to track the manufacturing process

GM Supplier of the Year

1975

Gonzalez Design Engineering established
Gonzalez Design Engineering established

1975 Gonzalez Design Engineering established